Microsoft .NET Framework vs NGINX Plus comparison

You must select at least 2 products to compare!
Comparison Buyer's Guide
Executive Summary

We performed a comparison between Microsoft .NET Framework and NGINX Plus based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Application Infrastructure solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
To learn more, read our detailed Microsoft .NET Framework vs. NGINX Plus Report (Updated: November 2022).
655,711 professionals have used our research since 2012.
Featured Review
Quotes From Members
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use.
Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"If we take low code, no code platform such as RPA platforms, you might end up writing 100 lines of code and you might do it in a single line of code using. NET.""Microsoft Platform is the only viable solution when I wish to do something that is not supposed to be cross-platform.""I like that ASP.NET is used for the framework and the core web services.""The solution is not limited in storage, is customizable and simple to use.""Pre-programmed functions for .NET Framework are widely available.""User-friendly and straightforward.""The .NET Framework is a very good framework. It does what I need it to do.""The solution is easy to use."

More Microsoft .NET Framework Pros →

"Supports IMAP, POP and SMTP protocols for the reverse proxy.""The load balancing module, which is equivalent to LTM, is the focus of the PSE. So far, the features of both are identical. I believe NGINX has more features for securing these services, but in terms of load balancing, both are massive solutions.""NGINX Plus' most valuable feature is the ingress controller.""The web proxy and the database proxy are excellent.""NGINX Plus also has NGINX App Protect. It's a separate module, which is inspired by the F5 apps.""This solution has everything."

More NGINX Plus Pros →

"Difficult to scale this product for large organizations.""It is of great concern to us that the solution is not very powerful on cross platform, at it impedes the ability to build and scale with it.""I would like to see a better response time from the technical support.""The solution could improve by optimizing the memory for better performance.""Microsoft could improve .NET Framework by providing more resources to help users understand the solution.""There are performance constraints when multiple users are accessing the application and that consumes CPU resources.""This solution is best used with some training.""I would like more web integration."

More Microsoft .NET Framework Cons →

"The center management system could be improved.""NGINX is a very basic load balancer and cannot do as many customizations as F5.""NGINX Plus is moderately priced, but it could give better value for money.""It would be great if there was even more automation to make it even easier to maintain.""The drawback is that you must obtain a license for everything.""The KPI should be more focused on load balancing and the latency in application calling from the end system."

More NGINX Plus Cons →

Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "For the moment I can only give the product a rating of five out of ten since only some of the customers will be satisfied, those that have the financial resources for hosting a platform on Windows Server."
  • "The solution is free but you need to pay for a license for the hosting service."
  • "Microsoft .NET Framework is licensed under the Windows License."
  • "The solution is a bit costly when compared to open source products or open gear licenses."
  • More Microsoft .NET Framework Pricing and Cost Advice →

  • "You pay for each feature that you want."
  • "The list price of NGINX Plus is close to $5,500."
  • More NGINX Plus Pricing and Cost Advice →

    Use our free recommendation engine to learn which Application Infrastructure solutions are best for your needs.
    655,711 professionals have used our research since 2012.
    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:If we take low code, no code platform such as RPA platforms, you might end up writing 100 lines of code and you might do it in a single line of code using. NET.
    Top Answer:You need to have the technical expertise to use this product.
    Top Answer:If you want to build automation without much technical expertise then I would say not to go with, . NET. With. NET, you need the technical expertise. If you are looking for something that is readily… more »
    Top Answer:IIS is a flexible, secure, and manageable web server to host anything on the web. IIS’s scalable and open architecture can handle the most demanding tasks. From media streaming to web applications… more »
    Top Answer:I think installation only took a couple of minutes — no more than 10 minutes.
    Top Answer:Their license fee has gone up, so that is one concern that we have. We are looking for alternative solutions which compare well and fit into our budget. We are interested in an open-source version… more »
    Average Words per Review
    Average Words per Review
    Also Known As
    MS .NET Framework
    Learn More

    Microsoft .NET Framework is a software development framework for building and running applications for Windows, Windows Phone, Windows servers, XML Web services, and Microsoft Azure. The software is made up of two major components: Common Language Runtime (CLR) and the .NET Framework Class Library. The CLR is the execution engine that handles running apps and the Class Library is a library of tested, reusable code that developers can call from their own apps.

    Microsoft .NET Framework Features

    Microsoft .NET Framework has many valuable key features. Some of the most useful ones include:

    • Memory management: With Microsoft .NET Framework apps, the CLR allocates and releases memory and handles object lifetimes in many programming languages, so programmers are not responsible to do it.
    • Multitargeting: Microsoft .NET Framework targets .NET Standard, allowing developers to create class libraries that work on multiple Microsoft .NET Framework platforms.
    • A common type system: When using Microsoft .NET Framework, basic types are defined by the .NET Framework type system and are common to all languages that target Microsoft .NET Framework as opposed to traditional programming languages where basic types are defined by the compiler.
    • Side-by-side execution: By allowing multiple versions of the common language runtime to exist on the same computer, Microsoft .NET Framework helps resolve version conflicts. In addition, an app can run on the version of Microsoft .NET Framework with which it was built and multiple versions of apps can coexist.
    • Development frameworks and technologies: Microsoft .NET Framework provides libraries for specific areas of app development, such as ASP.NET for web apps, ADO.NET for data access, Windows Communication Foundation for service-oriented apps, and Windows Presentation Foundation for Windows desktop apps.

    Microsoft .NET Framework Benefits

    There are many benefits to implementing Microsoft .NET Framework. Some of the biggest advantages the solution offers include:

    • Language interoperability: With this Microsoft .NET Framework feature, routines written in one language are accessible to other languages, enabling programmers to focus on creating apps in their preferred languages.
    • Version compatibility: Microsoft .NET Framework offers version compatibility for rare occasions when apps that are developed by using a particular version of Microsoft .NET Framework happen to run without modification on a later version.
    • Extensive class library: With Microsoft .NET Framework, programmers have the ability to use a readily accessible Microsoft .NET Framework class library instead of having to write vast amounts of code to handle common low-level programming operations.

    Reviews from Real Users

    Below are some reviews and helpful feedback written by PeerSpot users currently using the Microsoft .NET Framework solution.

    PeerSpot user, Syed A., Principal System Developer at a government, says the solution is a “Great all in one framework with extensive stack for web applications, windows applications and mobile applications.”

    A QA Supervisor at a manufacturing company mentions, “It comes with many features that you can interact with and has all of the libraries readily available, which is not available in the RPA platforms. You can create your own SSIS package. You can integrate with all of the Windows objects, which is not available in Automation Anywhere, and you need to rely on their Object Cloning technologies to interact with them.”

    Brennan G., IS Technical Architect at Avara Foods Holdings Limited, comments, “It is easy to use, and it runs on a Windows platform. The .NET Framework is a very good framework. It does what I need it to do.”

    NGINX Plus is the all‑in‑one application delivery platform for the modern application development.

    NGINX is the world’s most popular all‑in‑one application delivery platform for the modern application development. NGINX Plus adds enterprise-ready features for HTTP, TCP, and UDP load balancing, such as session persistencehealth checksadvanced monitoring, and management to give you the freedom to innovate without being constrained by infrastructure.

    NGINX Plus is a cloud‑native, reverse proxy, load balancer, and API gateway. NGINX Plus boasts scalable and reliable high availability along with monitoring to support debugging and diagnosing complex application architectures. Active health checks proactively poll upstream server status to get ahead of issues, and the integrated live activity monitoring dashboard provides a single‑pane view of your app environment. The NGINX Plus API enables integration with existing tools, optimizing resources and reducing tool sprawl.

    NGINX Plus extends NGINX Open Source with many additional features and support, providing customers with a complete application delivery solution.

    Learn more about Microsoft .NET Framework
    Learn more about NGINX Plus
    Sample Customers
    Curtin University, Rockwell Automation, Aruba Networks, Insurity Inc., City of Barcelona, Pennsylvania DCNR, University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, A1 Telekom Austria AG, Eastman Chemical Company
    Locaweb, AppNexus, Wix, Reliam, Montana Interactive, MuleSoft, Warpwire, Discovery Education, InkaBinka,, Gogo, GOV.UK, NASA
    Top Industries
    Manufacturing Company17%
    Mining And Metals Company8%
    Computer Software Company19%
    Comms Service Provider16%
    Financial Services Firm9%
    Energy/Utilities Company29%
    Comms Service Provider14%
    Media Company14%
    Comms Service Provider19%
    Computer Software Company18%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    Company Size
    Small Business46%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise42%
    Small Business24%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise57%
    Small Business64%
    Large Enterprise36%
    Small Business23%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise61%
    Buyer's Guide
    Microsoft .NET Framework vs. NGINX Plus
    November 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Microsoft .NET Framework vs. NGINX Plus and other solutions. Updated: November 2022.
    655,711 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Microsoft .NET Framework is ranked 6th in Application Infrastructure with 9 reviews while NGINX Plus is ranked 3rd in Application Infrastructure with 6 reviews. Microsoft .NET Framework is rated 7.6, while NGINX Plus is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Microsoft .NET Framework writes "Lacks adequate cross-platform performance and interoperability with AS400, but is the only viable solution for non-cross-platform tasks and works smoothly with Microsoft Technologies". On the other hand, the top reviewer of NGINX Plus writes "Quick installation and very easy to manage while doing orchestration or automation". Microsoft .NET Framework is most compared with Apache Web Server, SAP NetWeaver Enterprise Portal, IIS, JBoss Enterprise Application Platform and WebLogic Suite, whereas NGINX Plus is most compared with IIS, HAProxy, F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM), Kemp LoadMaster and Microsoft Azure Application Gateway. See our Microsoft .NET Framework vs. NGINX Plus report.

    See our list of best Application Infrastructure vendors.

    We monitor all Application Infrastructure reviews to prevent fraudulent reviews and keep review quality high. We do not post reviews by company employees or direct competitors. We validate each review for authenticity via cross-reference with LinkedIn, and personal follow-up with the reviewer when necessary.